Kuo stated that Simmons was sane and capable of standing trial. Simmons first trial lasted six hours and he was convicted May 12, 1988. On May 16, 1988 the judge sentenced Simmons to death by “lethal injection” , plus 147 years. Simmons was found guilty of fourteen counts of murder in the deaths of his family. After questioning followed with some evidence Simmons lashed out at a man by the name of Bayum, punching him in the face, and struggling to get a deputy’s handgun.
It clearly violates the eighth amendment that states, “[E]xcessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted." (Eighth Amendment.) The segment of ‘cruel’ refers to a punishment that is brutal and inflicts severe pain of the suspect, whilst ‘unusual’ implies that the punishment is generally not associated with the crime that has been presumably been committed. The supreme court of Georgia explained, in a five to four ruling, that “capital sentencing based on the unguided discretion of juries offends the "cruel and unusual punishment" clause of the Eighth Amendment” due to the fact that it permits “juries to impose the distinctively profound sentence of death on some convicted defendants while other juries impose the far different sentence of life imprisonment on large numbers of similarly situated defendants convicted of exactly the same crime.” (Furman v.
But the evidence was overwhelming and the reason he did it made no difference. The judge said it was one of the most horrific cases he’s ever dealt with and sentenced Moises to 25 years to life. 1 The Godfather of Matamoros Biography.com Adolfo Constanzo, also sometimes known as The Godfather of Matamoro was a Cuban-American drug dealer, serial killer, and cult leader who authorities believe may have murdered more than 20 people during the 1980’s. Adolfo was introduced to the dark world of voodoo and witchcraft by his mother. The pair were often arrested for petty crimes.
Appealing to the Supreme Court, it noted that the State government had no business in the marital bedroom. The Supreme Court deliberated that certain decisions exist within a “zone of privacy” protected by the 1st, 4th, 9th, and 14th amendments. The 1st Amendment protects the privacy of beliefs which is the establishment clause. The 4th Amendment protects against unlawful searches and seizures. A person has the right to be secure in their own person.
Chicago’s gang war reached its climax in the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre of 1929. One of Capone’s biggest enemies, who was gangster George “Bugs” Moran, ran his bootlegging out of a garage on the North Side of Chicago. Seven members of Moran’s operation were gunned down while standing lined up, facing the wall of the garage on February 14. Around 70 shots were fired. When police officers arrived, they found a gang member, Frank Gusenberg, barely alive.
Many movies that are based on true stories are changed in one way or another, to make them more exciting for the audience. In the 1974 film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Sally Hardest, her brother Franklin and a group of friends go out to investigate her grandfather’s vandalized grave, they discover discover a group of murderous rejects living next door. After being attacked one by one, the group must try and escape the crazed chainsaw wielding, skin mask wearing, Leatherface. The real “chainsaw wielding, skin mask wearing” murderer was Ed Gein. Ed Gein murdered several women after his mother died of a stroke.
He had attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan while he was with his attendants, three of which had been shot. Hinckley had shot six bullets out of his .22-caliber bullet at the President when he had come out of the hotel he was staying in. Not only did he pierce Reagan's lung, but he had also hit James Brady, Press Secretary, in the head leaving him with permanent brain damage. President Reagan had stayed in the hospital for 12 days before returning to the White House. (1982 Hinckley Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity) The prosecution argue that Hinckley suffered from "personality disorders" which affect five to ten percent of the population, but the defense saw the same evidence as demonstrating Hinckley's severe mental illness.
Racism was stronger in the south than in the north and Emmett Till was walking into an environment he had never encountered before. Fourteen-year-old Emmett Till was murdered in cold blood on August 28, 1955, after he was accused of flirting with a white married proprietor of a small grocery store. What Till was accused of violating the code of conduct for an African American male in the south. After the event Roy Bryant, husband of the woman from the grocery store, and J.W. Milam, his half-brother, kidnapped Emmett Till from his home.
Brady case. It was a very similar case to Gideon's that had occurred twenty years earlier. Betts was charged with robbery in Maryland. In court he requested that the judge appoint a lawyer to him because he could not afford one on his own. The court did not provide one because traditionally they only appointed attorneys for defendants charged with murder or rape in that county.
Cornell University stated in an article, “Johnson was convicted of desertion of a venerated object in violation of Texas statute.” Johnson's actions were protected by the First Amendment so he was not sent to prison as stated in the United States Supreme Court case Texas v Johnson. His actions against the flag should have been more severe. Since Johnson’s actions were not threatening the branches of peace, there was no threat in the moment. “... and since the
Our Constitution has long required the criminally accused to be tried by their peers. The question before us today is whether Florida’s death sentencing scheme violates the Sixth Amendment in light of the decision in Ring v. Arizona., 536 U.S. 584 (2002). We hold that it does violate the Sixth Amendment right to a jury trial. I On May 2, 1998 there was a murder and robbery at a Popeye’s Fried Chicken restaurant in Pensacola, Florida.
The last standard set forth is one in which the court asserts the right to concealed carry does not extend beyond the home and therefore good cause statutes do not implicate Second Amendment protections. The ninth circuit and third circuit courts follow this standard. In Peruta, the court held that an individual of the general public does not have the right to carry a concealed weapon outside the home under the 2nd amendment. Id. at 924.
The jury convicted 74-year-old Frazier Glenn Miller Jr. of capital murder for the April 2014 shootings, Eulitt notes. This case is centered on Miller’s hatred for the Jewish community, as he is a member of the White Supremacy. Eulitt confirms that Miller, also known as Frazier Glenn Cross Jr., is a Vietnam veteran who founded the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in his native North Carolina and later the White Patriot Party.
Is this a result of our justice system being broken? Claude Jones was executed in 2000 for murdering a liquor store owner. In November 1989, Jones and another man were seen pulling into the parking lot of a liquor store in Texas. One man stayed in the car while the
2d 249 , 109 S. Ct. 998 (1989), "a State 's failure to protect an individual against private violence simply does not constitute a violation of the Due Process Clause." Id. at 197. In the case of In Swader v. Virginia, 743 F. Supp. 434 (E.D.